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NZGS Management Committee – Call for Nominations

- Olivia Gill
Dear Members, The Call for Nominations for the NZGS Management Committee are open. Nominations for THREE elected members to the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Management Committee are requested. A candidate for election must be nominated and seconded by two...

Feedback request – building code issues

- Ross Roberts
The NZGS is represented by the Chair and Vice-Chair, alongside other technical societies, on MBIE’s Building Code Technical Advisory Group (BCTRAG). This group meets with MBIE twice a year to present identified technical risks to MBIE, and we a...

EngNZ Earthquake Resistant Retaining Wall Design

- Olivia Gill
Presented by Kevin McManus and Nick Traylen Summary The seminar will focus on earthquake resistant retaining wall design in engineering practice with direct reference to the recently published MBIE & NZGS guidelines document, Module 6: Earthquake...

NZGS 2019 Student Poster Competition

- Olivia Gill
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE The New Zealand Geotechnical Society wishes to recognise and encourage student participation in the fields of rock mechanics, soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology.The 2019 Student Presentation Awa...

Message from the AGS National Chair

- Ross Roberts
KEY DATES Registration is now open Conference Dates: 3 full days! Monday 1st – 3rd April 2019 Technical Tour: Sunday 31 March 2019 Welcome Reception: Monday 1 April 2019 Conference Gala Dinner: Tuesday 2 April 2019 QUICK LINKS Registration Keyn...

Geotechnical online learning courses launch

- Olivia Gill
For release via MBIE Codewords at the end of January on Building Performance LMS website. Three geotechnical online courses for geoprofessionals are being released on the Building Performance online learning site at the end of January. All courses ar...

EoI – Review of NZGS Field description of soil and rock

- Olivia Gill
Request for Expression of Interest – Panel of Experts The NZGS Management Committee wishes to commission a panel of experts to review, and if appropriate, update the guideline “Field description of soil and rock” which was published by NZGS...